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  • Ride of Silence – join us in Irvine and San Clemente
    March 4, 2014 | 3:23 am

    Ride of Silence

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 6:30pm City of Irvine City Hall in Irvine, California = or =  San Clemente to Dana Point Wednesday at 6:30pm Join bicyclists across America who take time to remember fellow riders killed or injured on the nation’s highways. A slow easy ride in silence with opportunity to [...]

  • OC Tour de Cure 2012
    September 24, 2012 | 9:31 am

    As one of 83 cycling events in 43 states for diabetes, join over 250 riders as the OC Tour de Cure takes place this Saturday 9/29/12 in Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel. The fundraiser supports nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes through the American Diabetes Association.

    There are 3 road and mountain routes to choose [...]

  • 2012 OC Gran Fondo
    September 23, 2012 | 8:51 am

    If you missed riding in The Tour, the Olympics, or even if you rode both, stretch your legs at a fundraiser on one of the 4 routes offered at the 2012 OC Gran Fondo. While primarily a fundraiser for  “Be A Hero Become A Donor” foundation (BAHBAD) and St. John Neumann Youth Ministry, there’s [...]

  • Road and Trail Closures in South County on 9/23/12
    September 21, 2012 | 5:40 am

    As a public safety message reminder from yesterday’s OC Register regarding road closures in the south county:

    The following roads and trails will be closed to the public between the hours of 06:00 thru 13:00:

    San Juan Creek Bike Trail  – closed between Doheny State Beach and Calle Arroyo La Novia Avenue  – closed between [...]

  • Bike Blvds in Anaheim?
    September 14, 2012 | 9:42 am

    The City of Anaheim is proposing Bicycle Boulevards on Lemon and Santa Ana Streets and want your feedback at an OPEN HOUSE Saturday, September 22, 2012  from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Pearson Park Amphitheatre Patio 401 Lemon Street, Anaheim, CA 92805.

    The proposal includes removing the north bound traffic lane on Lemon St. [...]

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Voice your opinion – South OC bikeways planning

thumbnail link to OCTA bikeways map

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LZY7VMN

This link will let you rank proposed Bikeways in OCTA’s planning process. Some are off-highway Class 1 trails, some are along “corridors” that include familiar streets and highways. YOUR responses will help prioritize $-tax expenditures on these projects. And please leave your written comments, too.

We need to hear from YOU.

 

San Clemente’s Bicycle Plan Wins American Planning Award

Brenda Miller, San Clemente’s untiring bike advoc, posted this last night and we reprint it verbatim:
Great news to share: the Orange Section of the American Planning Association has awarded the City of San Clemente the top prize in transportation planning in recognition of our new Mobility and Complete Streets Element / Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. [You can read it yourself, here.]

2014 is the first year the Orange Section has recognized transportation planning, so San Clemente’s vision has, once again, made history: we’re the first ever in OC to receive the award.

The panel of jurors complimented San Clemente with some pretty awesome language in their letter: “This Plan fulfills all of the criteria for this award: planning and innovation, compatibility, engagement, effectiveness and results . . . ” They called our vision for the future “exceptional.” The judges have also endorsed the Plan for consideration at the State of California award level. So stay tuned!

Notably, the judges also recognized our inclusion of multi-modal level of service in the Plan: “We were also impressed with the innovation to evaluate transportation system performance in terms that go beyond level of service for automobile travel to account for non-motorized and transit modes of moving people . . . [t]his innovation is established as a General Plan Mobility and Complete Streets Element policy that recognizes there needs to be more research and experimentation to identify appropriate new performance metrics.”

As many of you know, I’ve long advocated for multimodal level of service as the key to efficient transportation networks (& the use of taxpayer dollars to fund them). But MMLOS is also key to transportation equity: we should all be able to safely get where we want to go based on our own freedom to choose the mode of travel that suits us best.

Personally, I am not only honored with the APA’s recognition of our Mobility Plan, but also to have collaborated with San Clemente’s planners, engineers, consultants KTU+A, City Council, City Manager, General Plan Advisory Committee, and Planning Commission. Our Mobility Element was a (6-year) team effort extraordinaire, from concept to completion.

To those who inspired us: thank you. To those we hope to inspire: dream big–there’s no such thing as can’t!

For a few photos from the award ceremony, please see the PEDal Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/myfeetfirst

Sincerely,
Brenda

Santa Ana River Trail – botched closure by Caltrans contractor, partial remedy – You can help!

Thanks to Board Member, Bill Sellin for this thorough analysis. And thanks to Brian Cox, Greg Klein, and Bill for tireless follow-through on this issue.  

SANTA ANA RIVER TRAIL DETOUR

The Santa Ana River Trail (SART)  has a 1.3 mile detour due to widening of the 91 Freeway Bridge over the River. CalTrans is [...]

March 29, 2014 – Pacific Coast Bike Route open, OC to Oceanside

Let us know if you see any signs like this in Oceanside or San Clemente. Ironman says you can Detour on your way.

This year you can expect to find helpful course marshals providing safe access for bicyclists using the I-5 corridor between Orange and San Diego Counties during the annual half-Ironman race, Saturday [...]